Universal Access To All Knowledge
Home Donate | Store | Blog | FAQ | Jobs | Volunteer Positions | Contact | Bios | Forums | Projects | Terms, Privacy, & Copyright
Search: Advanced Search
Anonymous User (login or join us)
Upload

Reply to this post | See parent post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 11, 2008 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So why did Dylan and the Dead not work ?

Another guy who had astonishing phrasing and would totally own just about any song he sang was Frank Sinatra - no one could interpret a song like Francis Albert. So, did Frank ever cover Dylan? I know Bob did 'Restless Farewell' for Sinatra's 80th birthday tribute in 95 but I don't think Sinatra ever sang a Dylan song. Would have been interesting - 4th Time Around maybe ...?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 11, 2008 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So why did Dylan and the Dead not work ?

Yeah, Frank had it. He could even jam out w/ Stevie Wonder:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7855373445778571103


Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 11, 2008 1:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So why did Dylan and the Dead not work ?

Piscopo/Murphy: such a classic--thanks for that!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 11, 2008 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: So why did Dylan and the Dead not work ?

BTW, I may be totally wrong about this, but something tells me the Chairman of the Board once did a Dylan cover of "Just Like a Woman"....even if he didn't, couldn't you imagine him doing so?

and yeah, The Band was possibly the greatest backing band ever.

One more random Dylan note: On the soundtrack to "I'm Not There", Richie Havens nails "Tombstone Blues" in an acoustic version that is so awesome, it approaches the original (note I say "approaches") from Highway 61 in sheer power and emotional force. Check it!

while we're at it: 2 most underrated Dylan albums:

Street Legal & Planet Waves (backed by The Band).

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Mar 11, 2008 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: This sums it up nicely

Great statement about Bob from a record review:

Dylan's voice is gritty, broken and so shattered it seems able to go in two directions at once. Its rough, ugly texture spits out shards of glass, venom and heartbreak with equal aplomb. In its ability to conjure up meaning via pure sound -- meaning to match his blistering tales of degradation and depression -- and with Dylan's uncanny knack for unexpected phrasing -- always his strongest point as a vocalist, making for optimum tension-building -- his voice is, in a word, a masterful thing of unparalleled beauty.